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    My brother and I both received a pair of seats for Christmas this morning. Best. Gift. Ever.

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    Mr. and MelissaG got some Tiger Den seats, they too are attached to a plywood base.
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    Yep. I want to get some astroturf to cover the wood. It makes a great base for them.
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    I took my seats apart a few weeks ago to do a mini restore job. Broke a bolt and couldn't find a tool to get the damn things apart (those stupid "square" pegs), so now they sit half unassembled in my garage until I have time to deal with it again (and it gets a little warmer).
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    I was following this thread early on but stopped long ago...

    Can someone please tell me, what's the final verdict on the best / most efficient way to get the green paint off of the seats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The G Man View Post
    I was following this thread early on but stopped long ago...

    Can someone please tell me, what's the final verdict on the best / most efficient way to get the green paint off of the seats?
    The ideas in posts #582-593 seemed like the most sensible to me.
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    I took my seats apart and put the backs and seat parts in the bathtub, I let them soak for a while and then took a brillo pad and lightly scrubbed the paint off.
    I have since painted the metal frames and put them back together. They look great and now proudly sit in my office.
    By the way, I used Krylon paint and I fittingly had no runs, no drips, and no errors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roarintiger1 View Post
    I took my seats apart and put the backs and seat parts in the bathtub, I let them soak for a while and then took a brillo pad and lightly scrubbed the paint off.
    I have since painted the metal frames and put them back together. They look great and now proudly sit in my office.
    By the way, I used Krylon paint and I fittingly had no runs, no drips, and no errors!
    Let's see some pics!
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    Thought I'd dig up this old thread...

    Dad and I each got a pair and worked pretty hard to get them cleaned up. Lots of Simple Green, elbow grease, and time. Didn't repaint because we didn't want to, and we added some banding wire to stablize the bottoms. We're very happy with how they turned out. Here are some progression pics. Hope they don't get too big.

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    My two pairs are at my folks house. My Dad and I will clean them next week and I'll be moving them with me to San Antonio in September. Where are you guys putting your seats? Are you mounting them somewhere? Let me know the details on this since I'm a mechanical idiot. Thanks.

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    Lookin' real good! My seats are currently over in my old bedroom at my folks' place. They'll be coming over to the apartment once we empty out the trunk in my wife's car. It's full of stuff we need to drop off at Goodwill, which we hope to accomplish later this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Detroit View Post
    My two pairs are at my folks house. My Dad and I will clean them next week and I'll be moving them with me to San Antonio in September. Where are you guys putting your seats? Are you mounting them somewhere? Let me know the details on this since I'm a mechanical idiot. Thanks.
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    I also got the 22 and 23 set. I have them here in my home office after opting to scrub but not paint. I added felt to the bottoms of the feet so they can slide around on the cherry wood floor without scratching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Detroit View Post
    My two pairs are at my folks house. My Dad and I will clean them next week and I'll be moving them with me to San Antonio in September. Where are you guys putting your seats? Are you mounting them somewhere? Let me know the details on this since I'm a mechanical idiot. Thanks.
    Can't speak for Dad, although I'm pretty sure he doesn't plan on mounting, I won't be mounting them to anything. They'll probably end up in a basement bar at some point.

    I do like the felt idea on the bottom though.

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    Mine are still in the box at my parents house. They will likely stay there until after I get married next August.
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    Thumbs up Parts for seats wanted

    Where can I get parts for the standard plastic 19" wide stadium seats.

    I need: Seat numbers, pencil holder, cup holder and I would like to find and isle end support bracket.

    Does anyone know the exact color of the green and orange paint.

    I have one set of 2 chairs for sale for $ 299.00 in Clarkston, MI

    Thank you in advance for any assistance

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    I've finally got a place to put my seats, so I will finally get working on them. I will be repainting them and building a base as well.

    Also, I will be following the happenings of the Tiger Stadium conservancy. I am going to see what, if anything, they may try to do with the orange seats that remain in what's left of the structure. Their master plan calls for replacing them with newer, green seats true to the original Navin Field seats.

    If I can get my hands on them, I've got a really cool project planned for my current seats and new orange ones.

    I'll post pics when I'm able to do so.
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    Can you guys share what cleaners you used to get them looking so good? For both the plastic and the rusted metal arm rests? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult of Guillen View Post
    Can you guys share what cleaners you used to get them looking so good? For both the plastic and the rusted metal arm rests? thanks!
    There's some posts WRT what you're looking for in this thread. I'm scouring the thread for them now, and when I find them, I'll find them and send you a PM or repost them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmeista View Post
    There's some posts WRT what you're looking for in this thread. I'm scouring the thread for them now, and when I find them, I'll find them and send you a PM or repost them here.
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    Another solution:

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    Before you try make sure all the seat bolts and nuts can be removed. I had extras just in case a bolt broke, which did happen.

    Heres how to do it.

    Dissassemble them down to the frames and seat bottom arms. Now I used paint stripper to strip off the green paint and some of the blue, but you can probably just scrub the green off with hot water and simple green, which is how I cleaned the seat arms. I used a die grinder with a wire wheel to clean the rust and paint scale from the frames. I then sprayed them with rustoleum red oxide primer. I let them dry for about a half hour then sprayed them with Duplicolor Old Ford Blue engine paint.

    I didnt strip or prime the arms, I just scrubbed them real good and then painted

    As for the seats themselves, 4 augt steel wool took off the green specks and gum. I then hit them with the scrub brush and hot water to get the paint out of the pores in the plastic. 3M plastic cleaner made them shine again, well as much as plastic can shine.

    It was about an afternoons worth of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult of Guillen View Post
    Can you guys share what cleaners you used to get them looking so good? For both the plastic and the rusted metal arm rests? thanks!
    Simple Green and warm water, and a lot of elbow grease. Once clean and reassembled, we applied a clear car wax on the frames to make them brighter.

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    For anyone still looking for seats, it appears that the Detroit Historical Society is selling some. Details are contained in the link below.

    Last seats from Tiger Stadium for sale | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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    I would like to collect some rubble from the site.
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    There are orange seats now available on eBay. They were part of the original removal by S&S Seating but were not available for purchase until now. They come in a set of two and are mounted like the blue seats and are $299 with free shipping. My wife bought me a set for my birthday.

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    Wow that's tempting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Wow that's tempting
    I also found you can buy directly from their website and you can buy a single seat for $199.

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    My dad found a pair on eBay over a year ago and split them so we each have one orange to go with our blue pair we each have.

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    Ah, memories. This is the thread that prompted me to sign up and start posting on MTS.

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